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Moss sporangia on a log.

Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati

Founded in 1927, The Margaret H. Fulford Herbarium at the University of Cincinnati (CINC) is the third largest of Ohio’s 17 herbaria. Our collection contains an estimated 118,500 specimens.

Our Founder

Dr. Margaret H. Fulford

Our Collection

Historical collections of Cincinnati’s vascular flora, a world class collection of non-vascular plants, and more!

Current Projects

Learn more about what is going on in the herbarium!


Why are herbaria important?

Natural history collections are integral to our understanding of the natural world. Collections, such as those existing in herbaria, are records of the past and references for those studying taxonomy and biodiversity. These collections are valuable resources for scientists to solve issues that are becoming increasingly pressing such as pollution and invasive species.

Student worker, Katie Daniel, attaching labels to specimens collected at Spring Grove Cemetery and Arboretum